Science, modernity, and the Muslim world: To improve scientific research in Muslim countries requires profound social and economic liberalization of their societies

EMBO Rep. 2017 Feb;18(2):194-197. doi: 10.15252/embr.201643517. Epub 2017 Jan 12.


Scientific research in Muslim countries suffers not only from lack of investment or brainpower. It is also held back by religious dogma and a dismissal of economic and social liberalization.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / standards*
  • Biomedical Research / trends
  • Democracy*
  • Islam*
  • Middle East
  • Socioeconomic Factors